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Brooks Olds Sayre Yancy

Report Of Deaths In Washington Division, U. D. C.

The Washington Division, U. D. C., has had the unusual experience of losing three State officers within six months of their election to office. These were: Mrs. N. F. Brooks, of Spokane, State Recorder of Crosses; Mrs. D. D. Olds, Recording Secretary; and Mrs. Marie Burrows Sayre, State Director Arlington Monument Fund, a notice of whom appeared in the VETERAN for July, page 318. All of them were valuable and efficient officers and members.

Mrs. D. D. Olds was born in St. Charles, Minn, fifty-one years ago last March; she passed away late in the year 1915 at her home, in Wenatchee, Wash. Her parents were from the South. One uncle, Benjamin Yancy, was a captain in the Confederate army, while another uncle, William Yancy, was sent as a secret commissioner to England by the Confederate government. Twenty-seen years ago Mrs. Olds removed to Seattle, where she was prominently identified with educational work for many years, removing some five years ago to Wenatchee. She was one of the organizers of the Ella K. Trader Chapter at that place and was serving the Chapter as Recording Secretary at the time of her death.

Mrs. Narcissa F. Brooks was one of the most prominent Southern women of Spokane, of which she had been a resident for sixteen years, having gone there from Tennessee. She assisted in forming the Mildred Lee Chapter of Spokane ten years ago and was its first President. She had held the office of State Recorder of Crosses since 1910, and until she became ill, a few months ago, she was an active worker in the organization. She is survived by a son and daughter, both of Spokane.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, October, 1916.

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